Soccer. Disappearance of former Girondins player Fernando Chalana

Chalana had joined the Lisbon club at the age of 15, in 1974, and had become on March 7, 1976, at 17 years and 25 days, the youngest player in history to play in Portuguese D1, according to Benfica. His talent had come to light during Euro 1984 with the Seleçao, which he had carried to the semi-finals – a match lost at the end of the suspense against France (3-2 ap) in Marseille.

Chalana (27 caps) had immediately joined Bordeaux, then at the top of French football, but his three seasons with the Girondins were marked by repeated injuries, until his return to Benfica in 1987. He was crowned all the same French champion in 1985 and 1987 with the Girondins.

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